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Rusted Plymouth expected to auction for up to $700,000

Would you bid on this vintage American brute?

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Have you ever wanted to own a slice of American automotive history for an affordable price? Well, I'm afraid this EV2 Tor Red 1971 Plymouth Cuda Convertible is not the answer you've been searching for as it has a predicted auction price of $500-700,000 USD at Mecum's upcoming auction in July. Every inch of the exterior you can see, including the body panels and the Rallye wheels, has never been replaced or modified. Well, the decal on the rear panel being the only exception.

Credit: Mecum Auctions

Credit: Mecum Auctions

One of seventeen, worldwide

Yes, just 17 convertibles fitted with this engine were produced worldwide due to the diminished demand of high-performance muscle. It gets even better as just two of these vehicles were exported to foreign markets, this example being one of them. The story behind it is quite fascinating too as this muscular classic was locked away in a shipping container for 35 years, where it saw daylight once again a several years ago.

Credit: Mecum Auctions

Credit: Mecum Auctions

The ancient heart is still beating

The drivetrain and mechanical components were restored but the rusted and faded exterior remains untouched. It is unclear to what extent the A727 TorqueFlite automatic transmission and the 440 6-BBL have been restored. The entirety of the 385hp V8 is packaged under a Shaker hood that was installed post-assembly.

Credit: Mecum Auctions

Credit: Mecum Auctions

The interior is in much better shape

The leather of the bucket seats and dashboard seems to be in decent condition overall. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about the door panels or the glovebox, which appear to be coated in dirt . The centre console, radio-delete and the Slap Stik shifter are all straight off the assembly line from factory and remain unmodified. The vehicle even comes with a matching black top roof!

Credit: Mecum Auctions

Credit: Mecum Auctions

Would you bid on this American classic?

You have until the 10th of July to decide whether or not this Plymouth is worthy of your garage space... and possibly your kidney.

Thanks for reading and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

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Comments (23)

  • No way man. I understand how incredibly rare it is but at the end of the day you are paying $700,000 for an old, rusted worn-out car.

      7 days ago
  • Hell No?! Me and that rattle trap of a car are in the same condition ... nobody will pay $700,000 for me???!!

      7 days ago
  • Not only the fact that it’s rusted but also...it’s an automatic...hisssss

      6 days ago
  • I have a HotWheels of this car!! Same engine and all! I would buy, not always you get to see a car up for sale put of 35

      7 days ago
    • Is the Hot Wheels rusted too? Regardless, it’s pretty awesome that you have a model of a Cuda!

        5 days ago
  • 700k or as Mustafa generously added “a kidney” ( well played my friend)

    No sir. I will not make that exchange.

    Mopar cars are not my thing. I get the allure, I get why some guys lose their minds over them.

    Im just not one of them. I’d be fascinated at a follow up of this car though.

    For 700k that’s a lot of German and Italian hardware Id rather have.

      3 days ago
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